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Newest NASA Mars Mission Connects Past and Future

3 Aug 2012, 03:34 UTC
Newest NASA Mars Mission Connects Past and Future
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PASADENA, Ca. -- NASA's newest Mars mission, landing in three days, will draw on support from missions sent to Mars years ago and will contribute to missions envisioned for future decades.

"Curiosity is a bold step forward in learning about our neighboring planet, but this mission does not stand alone. It is part of a sustained, coordinated program of Mars exploration," said Doug McCuistion, director of the Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "This mission transitions [...]

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